209 W. Bridge Street | Owatonna, MN 55060
Serving Dodge, Rice, Steele, and Waseca counties, MN
Parents who change their methods with the help of a family mentor can be a positive role model for their children. They can provide a safe and nurturing home, meet their child’s needs and pass on appropriate parenting skills to their children.
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Prevent child abuse and create
a world of happy, loved, secure,
and healthy children. Call us today!
We’re a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our parent mentor services are provided at no charge to low income families thanks to generous contributions from The Otto Bremier Foundation, United Way, Exchange Clubs, business donors, and individual donors within the communities that we serve.
There is a fee for Supervised Visitation and a materials fee for the Darkness to Light Certification.
Our staff includes Annette Frank (Executive Director), Rachel Grunklee Parent Mentor & Program Coordinator, and Deanna Ripka, and Amanda White, Parent Mentors. Our Visit Supervisors include Andrea Stockdale, Tara Volkman, Sarah Frazier, Michelle Burns, Anel Beascochea, and Sara Goodsell.
Our Board of Directors include:
Vern Wilker (President), Brad Haugen
(Secretary / Treasurer), Daryl Bail, Mary Wencl, and Wendell Engelstad.
Exchange Center for Family Unity of Owatonna, MN uses the National Exchange Club Parent Mentor Model which is a proven child abuse prevention technique in the US. We are also Certified in the Darkness to Light Stewards for Children Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention.
We provide dependable and efficient support-based in-home mentoring to parents can use additional support to be successful parents. We understand that parenting is one of the most demanding jobs and believe that parents can utilize our comprehensive techniques to provide a safe and nurturing home for their children.